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Anoplophora glabripennis

Resource Type
Common Name
Asian long-horned beetle

The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) (ALB) is an invasive pest from Asia that came to Canada, the United States and Europe concealed in solid wood packing material.

It is a serious threat to deciduous hardwood trees in urban, suburban, and forested parts of the country. Larvae bore into a tree's heartwood, damaging and eventually killing the tree. If it became widely established in North America (it is already established locally), it could be one of the most destructive and costly invasive species ever (USDA Program Aid No.1655). This is target of current USDA eradication efforts.

These beetles are large (1-1.5 inches), and one beetle can provide more than 10 micrograms of DNA. Specimens in North America are all relatively closely related. Suitable specimens are available for sequencing.

All files were generated by the Baylor College of Medicine's i5k pilot project. The original source for these files is here. Please cite the following publication when using the A. glabripennis genome and annotations:
McKenna, D. D., Scully, E. D., Pauchet, Y., et al. Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle–plant interface. Genome Biology 2017 17(1), 227. DOI: 10.1186/s13059-016-1088-8

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Appleby James, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. View Source.
NameProgramDate Constructed
NCBI Anoplophora glabripennis Annotation Release 101NCBI Eukaryotic annotation pipelineJan 10th, 2018
Anoplophora glabripennis Official Gene Set OGSv1.3remap-gff3Sep 18th, 2018
Anoplophora glabripennis genome assembly Agla_2.0 (GCF_000390285.2)AllPaths v. 35218; ATLAS-link v. 1.0; ATLAS-gapfill v. 2.2; redundans v. 0.12cSep 18th, 2018
Whole genome assembly of Anoplophora glabripennisBaylor College of Medicine genome assembly pipelineJul 16th, 2013
Anoplophora glabripennis Official Gene Set v1.2Baylor College of Medicine and National Agricultural Library Official Gene Set generationJun 22nd, 2015
Functional annotation of Anoplophora glabripennis OGS v1 2AgBase functional annotation pipelineJun 22nd, 2022
Functional annotation of NCBI Anoplophora glabripennis Annotation Release 101AgBase functional annotation pipelineNov 9th, 2023
Assembly Stats
Contig N50
Scaffold N50
GC Content
Other Information
Community Contact
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